iAM MUSIC Institute

Jesse Ogle

Bass & Songwriting instructor





My path to full time musicianship was initially inspired by my bass studies with the late, great Joel DiBartelo of the Tonight Show in my home state of Arizona (1999-2001). I then explored various genres in bluegrass, hip-hop, Middle Eastern, jazz-funk, soul and pop groups while earning my undergraduate in Music at Oregon State University. Since graduating with my music degree, I have been working in the industry, most specifically in the genres of pop, soul, neo-soul, Jazz and funk. I am very active in the Mountain West and Southwest music scenes in the U.S. as a touring musician, booking agent, manager and music educator. I have toured extensively as a bassist across the US, Canada, Mexico and Northern Europe with my co-founded group Hello Dollface. I currently lead the Modern Soul group J-Calvin with over a hundred performances and two consecutive years performing at Telluride Jazz Fest. I host a weekly jazz jam and monthly songwriting series in the greater Durango community. I am also a freelance musician and play guitar and bass for hire and can be seen regularly performing with Sean Farley and Space Between Shadows. When not playing music I teach music, help others, volunteer and spend time in nature.


Founder of iAM

Jesse cofounded iAMMUSIC with Ashley Edwards

Masters Degree

In songwriting and music production

Active professional musician

Touring and recording with Elder Grown and Nu Bass Theory

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